We also ran into a bullfrog big enough to choke an egret, as you can tell from its photo.
The American bullfrog , for example, discharges copious amounts of mucus when basking in the drying rays of the sun.
Her belabored breathing is indistinguishable from the sounds of nature, the bullfrog 's croaks and the insects' swarms.
The tadpoles of some species, such as the bullfrog , take as long as two years to metamorphose into young frogs.
In their native habitat, predators such as large water snakes, alligators, and snapping turtles keep adult bullfrogs in check, while fish slurp tadpoles.
With all the senses tingling, you can hear the hippos at the watering hole; the croak of the bullfrogs ; smell the dank scent of the cooling earth and anticipate, with trepidation, a prowling lioness.
Large, invasive, and voracious as adults, bullfrogs often out-compete - and often eat - native amphibians.
Also see fishlike tadpoles that will later metamorphose into American bullfrogs , sprouting legs and losing their tails.
The lake behind the house was filled with tree frogs and bullfrogs and cicadas and crickets.
Some fisherman and froggers catch large catfish, turtles, and bullfrogs by hand, thus preserving an ancient art.